March 11, 2016 • Company News


New York, NY, March 11, 2016 –The FADER FORT, long positioned as the spot to see live music during its March homestead in Austin, Texas, today announces a partnership with Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communication, to bring Fader’s annual celebration of emerging artists and culture to life through the power of imagery.

The partnership with Getty Images will see The FADER FORT site transformed into a gallery of iconic moments in music, showcasing powerful imagery from the Getty Images archive. The three-acre venue will feature images of memorable past performances.

A Getty Images photographer will also be onsite to capture The FADER FORT performances and fans in the crowd, and these images will feature in a living photography installation which will be refreshed with new content daily. Guests at The FADER FORT are invited to join in the action and have their picture taken by a Getty Images roving photographer as part of the recently-launched #GettyGotMe social campaign.

“Among the world’s leading music, style and culture publications, The FADER understands the power of imagery in storytelling,” said Getty Images Chief Marketing Officer Susan Smith Ellis. “It is this expertise which powers one of America’s most iconic music venues, The FADER FORT, that makes it the perfect location to bring Getty Images’ world class entertainment photography to life.”

The programming for this year’s FADER FORT, now expanded to six full days, is focused on bringing the magic of discovery back to audiences across the expanding scope of the publication’s coverage through tech, comedy, art, style, and music.

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About The FADER

Launched in 1999 and founded by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, The FADER is an award-winning, ahead-of-the-curve, music, style and culture publication and the unofficial guide to what’s next in music. Led by President and Publisher Andy Cohn, The FADER is credited with giving early exposure to top artists including Kanye West, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, The Strokes, Drake and The White Stripes. The FADER brand has expanded in innovative ways, providing a cross-platform reach across print, digital, mobile, social media, and experiential realms, including the flagship live music event, The FADER FORT, in New York and Austin, that presents some of today’s most innovative programming and emerging artists to fans.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends. Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr, or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world’s best imagery.


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